Precision Machining and Manufacturing

Program Overview

The Precision Machining and Manufacturing diploma program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the machine tool technology field. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of machine tool theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Precision Machining and Manufacturing diploma and have the qualifications of a machine tool technician.

Students are accepted into the Precision Machining and Manufacturing diploma program every semester.  A full-time student can complete this program in 4 semesters.  To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 48 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Precision Machining and Manufacturing diploma program must have good eyesight, manual dexterity, hand eye coordination, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, math skills, and the ability to apply technology to the work environment.

Offered at the Following Campus

South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$30,000.00 – $40,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $6,424.00
Books & Supplies:  $1,120.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Precision Machining and Manufacturing Diploma program are prepared to enter professional positions as metal workers and machinists in manufacturing firms, private industry and government projects. There is a vital need for trained individuals to keep industry machinery in good working order and to produce the parts necessary to keep industry moving. Classroom instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a sound background, which appeals to prospective employers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher or GED.



Course Overview

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  • ENGL1010Fundamentals of English I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1012Foundations of Mathematics3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AMCA2110CNC Fundamentals4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • MCHT1011Introduction to Machine Tool4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • MCHT1012Print Reading for Machine Tool3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MCHT1013Machine Tool Math3 credit hours75 contact hours
  • MCHT1020Heat Treatment and Surface Grinding4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • MCHT1119Lathe Operations I4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • MCHT1120Mill Operations I4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • MCHT1219Lathe Operations II4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • MCHT1220Mill Operations II4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • Occupational Elective - 6 credit hours:
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • XXXXXXXXOccupational Elective3 credit hours0 contact hours